Help me please!!!

StayOriginal321

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Oct 18, 2007
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I am new to Mac, very new, and I am having a big problem.

I downloaded some fonts because I do graphic design, and i went and deleted all of the fonts i don't use that were already on the Mac. (Big mistake i guess)

Anyways, now my whole system is going crazy. i can't open certain apps. My Dock wont show up. I can't even find the trashcan.

Can someone please tell me how to save my Mac?
 

StayOriginal321

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Oct 18, 2007
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Archive & Install...

why would you delete all the system fonts?
Because when i opened the program i do my graphics on I had all these fonts that i never used and it was making it hard to find ones i wanted to use, So i thought if i got rid of em, it'd be easier to navigate my fonts.

Like i said, i'm very new, and i'm just comin from a Windows computer.:(
 

StayOriginal321

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Oct 18, 2007
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As odinsride said, just do an archive and install. You'll have to move your files back manually, but at least they wont be lost.
Actually, i think i fixed it without doing that.:D

I went into Spotlight, typed TRASH, clicked the .Trash folder, and moved everything that was a font back into the font folder. Things seem to be running smoothly now. My apps are working again, and my desktop looks normal again.

Does that sound right?
 

unity

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Sep 30, 2005
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Well if you are a real graphics designer, then you would have a font management software or be using Font Book to its full advantage.
 

TheStu

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Aug 20, 2006
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Also, you are coming from WIndows... last I used Windows it didn't take kindly to things just being deleted, so why did you think it was a good idea here?
 

StayOriginal321

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Oct 18, 2007
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Also, you are coming from WIndows... last I used Windows it didn't take kindly to things just being deleted, so why did you think it was a good idea here?
Well if you are a real graphics designer, then you would have a font management software or be using Font Book to its full advantage.
It was an accident, damn. Why don't you guys suggest something instead of just being ass.holes?
 

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